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  • Nassir Little won't return with back spasms
    Nassir Little left Monday's game with back spasms and won't return. 

    Advice: He played five minutes and failed to score. His absence should mean a few more touches for Derrick Jones Jr. and Anfernee Simons.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 16 minutes ago
  • Jonas Valanciunas double-doubles with five swats
    Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled during Monday's win over the Pelicans with 20 points (9-of-12 FG, 2-of-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and a season-high five swats over 28 turnover-less minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies racked up five swats within the first quarter of play, which set a new season-high for the most blocks in a single quarter of action, and with 19 total rejections on the evening they tied their franchise record. JV also became the first Grizzly in franchise history to ever record a 20-10-5 line on 75% shooting from the field. Jaren Jackson Jr. (12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one trey, one steal, three turnovers) and Kyle Anderson (13 points, four rebounds, four assists, one triple) joined the block party with four apiece, and Brandon Clarke (eight points, four rebounds, two steals, one turnover) returned three shots in his 17 minutes off the bench. NBCSportsEDGE.com 35 minutes ago
  • Dillon Brooks nets 23 points with two steals
    Dillon Brooks produced 23 points, four rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and one turnover across 31 minutes in Monday's win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Brooks got off to a hot start tonight, dropping in 16 points on 11 shots through the first half of action, but he cooled down a bit after halftime and finished on 9-of-21 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 at the stripe. Ja Morant also struggled with his shot tonight, going 5-of-14 from the field and 0-of-5 at the stripe for 12 points, 12 assists, three rebounds, two triples, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes. NBCSportsEDGE.com 40 minutes ago
  • Alexander-Walker nets 18 points with six assists
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker came off the bench for 18 points, six assists, three rebounds, two triples, one steal and two turnovers across 24 minutes in Monday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: That's two solid outings in a row for NAW, and with the Pelicans season slipping away, Stan Van Gundy should turn towards focusing on Alexander-Walker's development over these final three games. We're not optimistic about Brandon Ingram (ankle) or Zion Williamson (finger) playing again this season, which means NAW will be looking at a ton of opportunity and his minutes restrictions should rise with each game. Go get him. NBCSportsEDGE.com 42 minutes ago
  • James Johnson scores 13 points in loss to Memphis
    James Johnson went 4-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-6 at the stripe for 13 points in Monday's narrow loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Johnson added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and zero turnovers in his 28 minutes of floor time, but the Pelicans just couldn't get the job done tonight, and they're chances of making the play-in tournament are quickly slipping away. Naji Marshall finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block and one turnover through 31 minutes as a starter, so both these guys should be rostered for New Orleans' final three games, as it seems unlikely that Brandon Ingram (ankle) or Zion Williamson (finger) will return. NBCSportsEDGE.com 45 minutes ago
  • Donte DiVincenzo fills stat sheet in ugly loss
    Donte DiVincenzo hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and a block in Monday's surprising 146-125 loss to the Spurs. 

    Advice: Despite the lack of scoring, DiVincenzo had one of the Bucks' better stat lines tonight. He'll be at it again on Tuesday and the Bucks will play on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, as well. Hopefully, DiVincenzo will be in the lineup for all four of those. If you're still playing in a fantasy league and he's sitting out there, the four games make him worth a look.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 51 minutes ago
  • Lonzo Ball posts solid low-end line in loss
    Lonzo Ball hit 5-of-7 shots for 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two triples, one steal, two blocks and one turnover across 34 minutes in Monday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: Ball had been connecting on just 31.3% of his shots in his previous two outings, so he got things back on track from an efficiency standpoint tonight, and he also did a really nice job making life tough for Ja Morant — holding him to 5-of-14 shooting. Unfortunately, with the Pelicans losing tonight and the Spurs getting a win, they weren't able to gain any ground on the No. 10 seed, and with just three games remaining on their schedule making the play-in tournament seems close to impossible for New Orleans. NBCSportsEDGE.com 52 minutes ago
  • Damyean Dotson gets start for Love, scores 7 point
    Damyean Dotson posts seven points and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes in Monday night’s loss to Indiana.

    Advice: Dotson got the start for Kevin Love (rest) on Monday, but his performance was exceedingly underwhelming. Not only did he not do much offensively, but he failed to record any defensive statistics and played a role in allowing Indiana to shoot 50% from the field and 40% from distance. Even with quality minutes as a starter, Dotson isn’t worth a roster spot in most formats NBCSportsEDGE.com 52 minutes ago
  • Jakob Poeltl nearly triple-doubles with 8 dimes
    Jakob Poeltl somehow nearly had a triple-double on Monday night with nine points, 10 rebounds, a career-high eight assists, a steal and three blocks on 4-of-8 shooting in Monday's 146-125 blowout win over the Bucks. 

    Advice: Poeltl has been kind of quiet on most nights lately but did have 11 points, 10 boards, four assists and four blocks on Friday. If you had him in your lineup tonight, your team is probably off to a nice start. And Poeltl still has four more games to go this week on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully, he plays in all of them despite a pair of back-to-backs.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 56 minutes ago
  • Collin Sexton scores 25, Cavs fall to Pacers
    Collin Sexton tallied 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds in Monday night’s loss to Indiana.

    Advice: Given the Cavaliers injury situation and their clear commitment to pritortizing the development of their young players, it is natural to see Sexton as the primary playmaker for the Cavs. With that being said, the 7-of-26 shooting from the floor and 1-of-6 shooting from three is less than ideal, but he did make up for it by going 10-of-12 at the stripe. If you are the Cavs, you have to take the good with the bad these days. NBCSportsEDGE.com 57 minutes ago
  • Okoro posts first carer double-double in loss
    Isaac Okoro tallied his first career double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and one steal, but the Cavaliers fell to the Pacers 111-102 on Monday.

    Advice: Okoro entered Monday night’s contest having scored in double figures in eight of his last nine games for the Cavaliers. Cleveland has clearly prioritized the development of their younger players in recent weeks and Okoro has taken full advantage of his opportunities and is starting to look like a promising young piece for the future in Cleveland. The only problem is that the Cavaliers have now lost an NBA worst 11 straight games and with their final three contests coming against teams who are fighting for postseason seeding, that streak could very well continue. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:56 pm
  • Caris Levert nets double-double in Pacers’ win
    Caris Levert tallied 20 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, one block and one steal as the Pacers defeated the Cavaliers on Monday.

    Advice: The former Michigan Wolverine has played All-Star caliber basketball in the month of May with averages of 26.3 points, 7.3 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game on 43.8 percent shooting from the floor and 50.0 percent shooting from three. Levert and Sabonis are the only positives coming out of Indiana these days so be sure to keep your notifications on for those two. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:53 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan leads Spurs with 23 in blowout win
    DeMar DeRozan hit 9-of-17 shots and 5-of-7 free throws for 23 points, three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes of Monday's win to lead the Spurs over the Bucks. 

    Advice: No threes, no steals, no blocks - rinse, repeat for DeRozan. Dejounte Murray scored 21 with six boards and nine dimes, Keldon Johnson and Patty Mills (6 3-pointers) each scored 20, Lonnie Walker and Rudy Gay scored 19 a piece, and Jakob Poeltl flirted with a triple-double, racking up nine points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, a steal and three blocks in the blowout. The Spurs set a franchise record with 87 points in the first half tonight and never looked back. The No. 10 Spurs are now 2.5 games up on the No. 11 Pelicans and 2.0 games behind the No. 9 Grizzlies and still have four more games this week. And with back-to-back sets on Weds/Thurs and Sat/Sun fantasy managers will want to watch the newsfeed closely to see who is in and who's out in those games.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:53 pm
  • Domantis Sabonis goes for 20 and 20 in Pacers’ win
    Domantis Sabonis scored 21 points (8-for-15 FG) and added 20 rebounds, nine assists, four blocks and three steals to lead Indiana to a 111-102 win over Cleveland Monday night.

    Advice: Sabonis has got to be one of the most underrated players in the NBA as he routinely flirts with triple doubles and tonight came just one assist shy of a 20-20-10 game for Indiana. For a Pacers team that has been ravaged by injuries to key players, and has dealt with turmoil from the top on down, what Sabonis has done to keep this team in position to make the postseason is nothing short of remarkable. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:52 pm
  • Bucks blown out by Spurs, Giannis scores 28
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 11-of-16 shots and 6-of-7 free throws for 28 points, three rebounds and four assists to lead the Bucks in an ugly 146-125 loss to the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: A glance at the Bucks' box score doesn't look too bad, as all five starters and Bobby Portis scored in double digits, but the Spurs opened up an 87-64 lead at halftime and never looked back. Khris Middleton hit 10-of-15 shots for 23 points, Jrue Holiday scored 20, Portis scored 13 and Brook Lopez and Donte DiVincenzo each scored 12 in the blowout. The Bucks are still locked into the No. 3 seed and now sit a full game behind the No. 2 Nets. The Bucks play four more times this week with a couple back-to-back situations, including Tuesday night (and Sat/Sun) but the six guys who produced tonight are the ones you want to mess with in fantasy as long as they're playing.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:46 pm
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker to play 20-24 mins Monday
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker is expected to be on a 20-24 minute limit for Monday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: NAW looked great in his return to action on Sunday, and he's shown in the past that he's capable of offering productive stat lines even when confined to minutes in the 20s, so he remains a worthwhile streamer target tonight. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 4:05 pm
  • Damyean Dotson starting Monday vs. Pacers
    Damyean Dotson will enter the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: Kevin Love (rest) is taking the night off, so Isaac Okoro and Dean Wade will slide down a spot, with Dotson starting at the two alongside Collin Sexton. We still prefer Wade as the target with Love on the sidelines, but Dotson could be worth a punt play in DFS. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:46 pm
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker nets 13 points in return
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker (left ankle sprain) looked good in his return to action on Sunday, tallying 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two triples, one steal and two turnovers across 21 minutes.

    Advice: NAW’s first shot after spending over a month on the sidelines was a bomb at the buzzer from well behind the halfcourt line, which he nailed, and he only missed twice through the first half of action. He ended his evening on 5-of-11 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 at the stripe, and he could get hot over New Orleans’ final four games with Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Zion Williamson (finger) out with injuries, so give him a look. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 6:38 pm
  • Collin Sexton scores 24 in ugly loss
    Collin Sexton did his thing in a tough loss on Sunday, scoring 24 points with three boards, seven assists and three triples on 8-of-18 shooting (5-of-7 FT).

    Advice: Cleveland really struggled here and Sexton is missing his backcourt buddy Darius Garland (ankle), who may not even return this season. The other four starters combined for a total of 28 points amongst them, with the bench playing much better with 45 tonight. Brodric Thomas was decent and contributed to their bench total, scoring 13 points with two 3-pointers and two blocks in 23 minutes. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) available Sunday
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker (left ankle sprain) is available for Sunday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: He missed over a month with the high ankle sprain and will unsurprisingly be on a strict minute-limit. There have been a few glimmers of his fantasy upside this season, and with luck we'll see a few more in the Pelicans' final five games of the regular season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 2:45 pm
  • Nassir Little plays 14 minutes in win over Spurs
    Nassir Little finished Saturday's win over the Spurs with six points (3-of-4 FGs) and three rebounds in 14 minutes. 

    Advice: With Carmelo Anthony (ankle) ruled out and Derrick Jones Jr. picking up a DNP-CD, Little was able to crack the rotation after not playing at all in Friday's win over the Lakers. The lack of consistent minutes makes Little a player who isn't worth considering in any fantasy league. NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 10:41 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores team-high 20 points in loss
    Shooting 6-of-15 from the field and 8-of-8 from the foul line, DeMar DeRozan finished Saturday's loss to the Blazers with 20 points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes. 

    Advice: DeRozan played in both games of San Antonio's back-to-back, scoring a total of 45 points. While he's made just 18 3-pointers on the season, the veteran playmaker has made up for that by taking good care of the basketball. DeRozan had just one turnover Saturday, and he's on track to finish this season with the lowest number of turnovers since his rookie campaign. The negative for managers whose leagues run through next week is that DeRozan and the Spurs will play five games, including two back-to-backs. That being said, all five teams that San Antonio is scheduled to play (Milwaukee, Brooklyn, New York, and Phoenix twice) headed to the postseason, there will likely be a need to play DeRozan in all five. NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 10:31 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas hauls in 21 boards in victory
    Jonas Valanciunas had a big double-double in a win against Toronto on Saturday, hauling in 21 boards while also dropping 18 points and four blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: JV added an assist and a steal for good measure and was his frequently-efficient self with a 9-of-15 clip from the floor. He was dominant on the glass all night and was responsible for exactly half of the team’s 42 total rebounds. Valanciunas is one of the league’s best rebounders and his ability on the boards is not something this Grizzlies team takes for granted. De’Anthony Melton finally broke out of his slump with 15 points on 5-of-10 from three-point range in just 19 minutes.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 7:28 pm
  • Caris LeVert goes off, grabs career-high 14 boards
    Caris LeVert nearly triple-doubled in a narrow overtime defeat vs. the Wizards on Saturday, grabbing a career-high 14 boards to go with 35 points, eight dimes, two steals, three triples and five turnovers in 41 minutes. 

    Advice: Had he gotten this triple-double, he would have been the third player to get one in this game along with Russell Westbrook and Domantas Sabonis, which would have been the first time three of them were recorded in the same game in the history of the league. Regardless, right now it's all about the wins and losses for Indiana, and the combination of their loss tonight and their flurry of injuries has slid them into the No. 10 seed and therefore has them very likely to participate in the play-in. LeVert has been great since joining this team and will look to help his squad make a playoff push after what’s been a fairly underwhelming season.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 7:07 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis drops 30/13/13 triple-double
    Domantas Sabonis had his eighth triple-double of the season in a 132-133 overtime loss against Washington on Saturday, dropping a 30/13/13 line to go along with three steals and four turnovers in 43 minutes. 

    Advice: He was on pace for a 40/16/20 line after the first quarter, so any managers still relying on him are pretty disappointed with his effort tonight. Jokes aside, Sabonis has been phenomenal all year long and could very well be the face of this Pacers franchise for years to come with the unique and elite skillset he brings for a guy that’s just an inch under seven feet tall. Seeding-wise, this loss pushed the Pacers back to the No. 10 seed, and now sit half a game behind the Wizards. Either team may have a shot to catch Charlotte for the No. 8 spot too, so this last week of the season is of utmost importance to say the least. NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 7:02 pm
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker expected back Sunday
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker (sprained left ankle) is expected to play on Sunday vs. Charlotte. 

    Advice: Walker has been sidelined for just over a month but is officially probable to return. With the Pelicans missing their two sueprstars, NAW looks like an intriguing pickup even if he does have some restrictions.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 1:56 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl double-doubles w/ 4 dimes, 4 blocks
    Jakob Poeltl notched 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and one steal in a win vs. the Kings on Friday, hitting 5-of-7 field goals with one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: If you've rostered Poeltl with reasonable expectations, he hasn't disappointed. Over the past month he's averaged 10.0 points on 63.0% shooting with 7.3 boards, 2.3 dimes, 1.9 blocks, 0.9 steals and just 1.5 turnovers. The notoriously poor free throw shooter has even connected on 77.4% of his freebies in that span, taking care of his greatest fantasy weakness. He hit his only free throw attempt tonight. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Giannis scores 17 points vs. Rockets
    Giannis Antetokounmpo played through his stomach illness on Friday vs. Houston, scoring 17 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The fact that Giannis played is a huge win for fantasy managers as they could’ve very easily held him out vs. a tanking Rockets team without Christian Wood. The Bucks do have a back-to-back coming up on Monday and Tuesday, so we do think a DNP is in Giannis’ future -- we’re guessing he’ll sit vs. the Magic on Tuesday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 7:38 pm
  • James Johnson scores 10 points vs. PHI
    James Johnson started and scored 10 points with four rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes of Friday's loss to Philly. 

    Advice: The Pelicans are expected to be without Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Zion Williamson (finger) for the remainder of the season, making Johnson a no-brainer pickup for the final 1.5 weeks. He’s been a monster with those two off the court this season, posting a per-36 line of 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.9 blocks and 2.6 triples. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 6:29 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo cleared to play Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Rockets. 

    Advice: Khris Middleton (knee) has been cleared as well. The Bucks were likely tempted to rest both, but it helps that they have a couple days off after this one.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 4:35 pm
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (sprained ankle) is out
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker (sprained left ankle) is out for Friday vs. Philly. 

    Advice: NAW has returned to limited practice but hasn't been taking contact yet, so it's a little bizarre that he was given a questionable tag. Just be ready to add him when he finally gets clearance with the Pelicans likely without Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram for the rest of the season.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 2:43 pm
  • Giannis (illness) is probable Saturday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo has a stomach illness but is listed as probable vs. Houston on Saturday. 

    Advice: He's not out of the woods yet as the Bucks are going to be tempted to rest him here against their tanking opponent. Be ready to stream Bobby Portis if Giannis ends up sitting.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 2:36 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis dominates, Pacers get off slide
    Domantas Sabonis poured in 30 points on 12-14 shooting (3-3 from 3PT) to go along with nine assists, eight rebounds, and one steal to end the Pacers two game slide on Thursday.

    Advice: Sabonis put up video game stats tonight with the sliders all the way up. He stuffed the stat sheet in every way on the offensive end, and Indiana was in desperate need of each and every single one. The only possible gripe is the lack of defensive stats on the evening but when you flirt with a 30 point triple double, you get a bit of a pass. Sabonis has been a top 30 or so caliber player in fantasyland all year long so continue to roll with him, hopefully to a fantasy championship. NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
  • Caris LeVert huge down stretch, ends ATL’s streak
    Caris LeVert led all scorers with 31 points on 12-20 shooting (2-3 from 3PT) to go along with 12 assists, three rebounds, three blocks, and two steals to halt Atlanta’s win streak at three.

    Advice: LeVert has been on an absolute tear of late and Thursday night was no different. With Brogdon out, LeVert has assumed the primary playmaking and ball handling responsibilities and has not disappointed. The 6-foot-6 guard completely took over the game for the Pacers, scoring nine of his game high 31 points in the final 2:17 of play, including a baseline fade away with 32.4 seconds remaining that proved to be the dagger. The Hawks will be playing for crucial seeding in the East so look for LeVert to continue to put up big numbers. NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 8:13 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas bounces back with 19 and 16
    Jonas Valanciunas did his thing in a tough loss to the Pistons on Thursday with 19 points, 16 boards, a steal and two swats on 9-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: He struggled in his last game with foul trouble and has had a quiet May so far, but the big man has basically been unstoppable when healthy all season, producing top-50 value on a per-game basis from a fantasy standpoint. He’ll need to be the best defender and rebounder of his career for the Grizzlies’ final six games, as they weren't able to crawl out of the No. 9 seed and now sit at 33-33 on the year in the chaos that is the Western Conference. Jaren Jackson Jr. played very well with 17 points, three triples and four steals, and Memphis can only hope that he’s ramped up to speed by now and can play in the remaining contests.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 7:43 pm
  • Alexander-Walker (left ankle) limited in practice
    Nickeil Alexander-Walker (sprained left ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. 

    Advice: The good news is that Alexander-Walker, who has been sidelined for nearly a month, was able to do some work in Thursday's practice session. The bad news is that it was of the non-contact variety, but he may not be too far off from a return to game action. The Pelicans are listing Alexander-Walker as questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers. His absence has freed up playing time for rookie Naji Marshall, who is capable of posting a decent stat line on occasion. Marshall is rostered in 5% of Yahoo leagues.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 11:08 am
  • Jonas Valanciunas struggles in matchup with KAT
    Jonas Valanciunas had a rough night on Wednesday, contributing just nine points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals before fouling out in 20 minutes.

    Advice: JV balled out in his previous two meetings with Karl-Anthony Towns this season, but tonight, KAT got the best of him — although the Grizzlies still came away with the win. This was just the fifth time this season that JV has been held to single-digits in the scoring column, and the first time since March 17, but we'd anticipate him having a big bounce-back performance against the tanking Pistons on Thursday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo flirts with triple-double
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (thigh) flirted with a triple-double in his return to action on Wednesday with 23 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and six turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The turnovers weren't great, but everything else was, as Giannis finished an efficient 8-of-15 from the field and 7-of-8 at the line in the one-point win. The Bucks are now only 1.0 game behind Brooklyn for the No. 2 seed out East, and 3.0 games behind Philly for the No. 1 spot. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 8:26 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis plays well in another loss
    Domantas Sabonis hit 7-of-9 shots for 17 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Wednesday's 104-93 loss to the Kings. 

    Advice: As if things aren't already weird enough in Indy (see Goga Bitadze's blurb) both Sabonis and Caris LeVert were playing the final minutes of a game the Pacers had no shot of winning with the second of a back-to-back coming on Thursday against the streaking Hawks. Maybe if Sabonis and LeVert weren't dealing with serious injury concerns earlier this season it wouldn't be a big deal, but it didn't make much sense for them to be playing their fragile studs with another huge game in less than 24 hours. The Pacers are a mess and the Hawks blew out the Suns tonight in Atlanta. You do the math.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Isaac Okoro struggles in second of back-to-back
    Isaac Okoro hit just 2-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 2-of-5 free throws for seven points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Wednesday's ugly loss to the Blazers. 

    Advice: He scored a career-high 32 last night and had his streak of six straight double-digit scoring games broken, but it's hard to be mad at him. He needed an IV after Tuesday's overtime game and played 47 minutes, so he was clearly gassed for this one. He'll recoup on Thursday and hopefully be back to form on Friday against the Mavericks.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (bruised thigh) probable
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (bruised left thigh) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. Washington.

    Advice: Giannis is coming off a 36-point game, which came after a 49-point game, and that was despite having returned from a sprained right ankle. It's unclear when he picked up the thigh bruise, though fortunately it's not likely to cost him any time. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 2:38 pm
  • Lonzo Ball bounces back in a big way Tuesday night
    Lonzo Ball put up 33 points (11-of-23 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 34 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Warriors. 

    Advice: Ball had a rough go of it in Monday's loss to the Warriors, but he made good on his promise to Zion Williamson via text following that subpar effort. "He said, 'My fault for (tonight) but I'm going to be there tomorrow,'" Williamson said. "I think those are big words and it shows what he's all about. He came today and he showed out." Ball has been very inconsistent from three over the last week, alternating poor showings with efforts that show just how much he's improved as a shooter. If New Orleans is to make a run at a play-in spot, they'll need more of the Ball that we saw Tuesday night.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 8:35 pm
  • Donte DiVincenzo double-doubles with 15 rebounds
    Donte DiVincenzo hit 5-of-10 shots for 10 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes of Tuesday's 124-118 win over the Nets. 

    Advice: DiVincenzo failed to even score in his previous game on Sunday and hasn't done much over the past few weeks, meaning that he may not have been in fantasy lineups tonight. He played very well and was all over the glass in this one and will look to keep it going against the Wizards on Wednesday. But whether you trust him to play well again after his recent run of disappointing games is not going to be an easy decision.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 36 in win over Nets
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 11-of-30 shots, four 3-pointers and 10-of-12 free throws for 36 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's big 124-118 win over the Nets. 

    Advice: Giannis hit four 3-pointers in back-to-back games for the first time in his career on Sunday and Tuesday and while he wasn't very efficient, it was a blast watching him guard Kevin Durant and leave it all on the court in the win. He had 49 points on Sunday and the Bucks secured the tie breaker against the Nets with tonight's win, and sit just 1.5 games behind them as the No. 3 seed in the East. Giannis has taken his game to another level lately and the crazy thing is that their playoff run could come down to whether or not Giannis can hit his free throws in the postseason. He's been up and down from the line all year but was making them tonight, and it helped them get the win.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 7:18 pm
  • Collin Sexton's 29/7/7 not enough for Cavs
    Collin Sexton hit 11-of-24 shots, two 3-pointers and 5-of-7 free throws for 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's 134-118 overtime loss to the Suns. 

    Advice: Sexton and Isaac Okoro were doing it all for the Cavs, at least until the overtime period, and it was clear both of them were loving life with Darius Garland (ankle) in street clothes. Garland doesn't sound like he'll be out long, but at least for one night Sexton and Okoro looked like one of the best backcourts in the league. Sexton has scored at least 20 points in 15 straight games. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 6:44 pm
  • Isaac Okoro goes nuts, scores career-high 32
    Isaac Okoro hit 10-of-16 shots, three 3-pointers and 9-of-9 free throws for a career-high 32 points, three rebounds, six assists, a steal and just one turnover in 47 minutes of Tuesday's 134-118 overtime loss to the Suns. 

    Advice: Okoro was absolutely brilliant tonight and had a big and-one play to tie the game with just under a minute left, then hit another huge shot that ended up sending the game to overtime. He also guarded Devin Booker for much of the night and was even seen guarding C Deandre Ayton at times. The Cavs ignored him in overtime and got run out of the gym, but it was a night to remember for Okoro. His left calf appeared to be cramping and he was getting worked on during late breaks, but he stayed in the game and the Cavs' backcourt actually outperformed the Suns', at least in regulation. Okoro has now scored in double digits in six straight games and was the best player on the court tonight. We'll have to see what the return of Darius Garland (ankle) does to slow him down, but Okoro feels like a player who is going to go off for the rest of the regular season. Hopefully, he's good to go against the Blazers on Wednesday after playing so many minutes tonight. If you're still playing fantasy, pick him up and ask questions later.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 6:38 pm
  • Lonzo Ball, Steven Adams will play on Tuesday
    Both Lonzo Ball (thumb) and Steven Adams (toe) will play for the Pelicans on Tuesday. 

    Advice: Ball really struggled in his last one but had been playing very well prior, while Adams has been out with a toe injury. Adams' return will limit Willy Hernangomez tonight.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • Lonzo Ball (sprained thumb) questionable vs. GSW
    Lonzo Ball (sprained right thumb) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: This is the first time we've logged a thumb injury for Lonzo since he entered the league, and he must have tweaked it during Monday's loss to the Warriors. The 'questionable' tag suggests it won't cost him much time, if any, but he could be headed for a true game-time decision. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 10:26 am
  • Jakob Poeltl logs just 20 minutes in loss to Utah
    Jakob Poeltl saw just 20 minutes of floor time in Monday's loss to the Jazz, finishing with six points, three rebounds, four assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Poeltl returned from the rest day, but he got obliterated by Rudy Gobert and did next to nothing for his fantasy managers. None of the Spurs' bigs were very good tonight, as Drew Eubanks finished with six points, two rebounds, two assists and one block over 12 minutes; while Gorgui Dieng contributed nine points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 16 minutes off the bench. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 9:36 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits 10-of-17 shots for 22 points
    DeMar DeRozan went 10-of-17 from the field and 2-of-2 at the stripe for 22 points in Monday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: DeRozan added one rebound, six assists, three steals and one block in his return from the rest day, and as a bonus for those in 9-cat formats, he finished tonight's game without a single turnover. The end result was still a fourth consecutive loss for San Antonio, though, and they're currently only 2.5 games ahead of the Pelicans for the No. 10 seed and final play-in spot out West. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 9:29 pm
  • Dillon Brooks keeps it going Monday with 25 points
    Dillon Brooks hit 8-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers for 25 points, one rebound, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes of Monday's 118-104 loss to the Knicks. 

    Advice: A lack of peripheral stats and poor shooting are two of Brooks' calling cards but he's also scored between 18 and 25 points in five of his last seven games. He's scored at least 20 points in three straight but the Grizzlies lost two of those games and now sit behind the Warriors in the No. 9 spot in the West. They should hang on to make a play-in scenario but aren't exactly firing on all cylinders right now, losing four of their last five games.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 3, 8:38 pm
  • Lonzo Ball struggles in loss to Warriors on Monday
    Lonzo Ball shot 3-18 from the floor and 1-9 from three point range on Monday for seven points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four turnovers in a loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Entering Monday, ball had scored at least 16 points in four of his last five games and was shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc in that stretch. But on Monday the misses came in bunches, and it was simply a bad shooting night at the office for the eldest Ball brother. On the bright side, these two teams will play again Tuesday night so Ball will have a chance to redeem himself and get back to the hot shooting that we had seen of late. NBCSportsEDGE.com May 3, 8:25 pm
  • Caris LeVert nets 33 points with full line in loss
    Caris LeVert produced 33 points (11-of-28 FG, 9-of-10 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, two triples, two swats and four turnovers across 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: LeVert was locked in on both ends of the floor tonight, constantly weaving between the Washington defenders on his way to the hoop, and he closed out the first quarter by swatting shots from both Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook. He’s heating up at the perfect time in fantasy hoops — rewarding those heavily who stuck with him through the cancer scare. NBCSportsEDGE.com May 3, 6:49 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis nearly triple-doubles in loss
    Domantas Sabonis just missed a triple-double on Monday with 32 points, 19 boards, nine dimes, one 3-pointer, three steals and six turnovers across 43 minutes in a loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Sabonis dominated the Washington bigs, and he had his double-double early in the second quarter. Unfortunately, aside from Caris LeVert, he didn’t get much help from the other starters, which resulted in a loss to a team that is chasing them in the standings. They're now only one game ahead of the Wizards for the No. 9 spot out East, and have lost three of their past four games. NBCSportsEDGE.com May 3, 6:41 pm
  • Donte DiVincenzo (toe) scoreless in his return
    Donte DiVincenzo missed all five of his shot attempts on Sunday, finishing with eight rebounds, one assist and one block over 30 scoreless minutes.

    Advice: DiVincenzo sat out Friday's game with what the team listed as a toe issue, but it likely had more to do with the fact that it was the second game of back-to-back set against the lowly Bulls. The fact that he logged so many minutes tonight lends credence to that argument. Bryn Forbes shifted back to the second unit with DiVincenzo back in action where he finished with 12 points, one rebound and three triples over 19 minutes. Neither of these guys make for great options in standard leagues at this point in the fantasy season. NBCSportsEDGE.com May 2, 3:29 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops in 49 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) busted loose for 49 points on 21-of-36 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, four assists, four triples, one steal, three swats and just one turnover across 36 minutes in a win over the Nets.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo skipped Friday’s win over Chicago with a minor ankle injury, but his ankle didn’t seem to give him any issues today, as showed some good explosion and his movement didn’t seem to be impeded at all on defense. He had a fun battle with Kevin Durant, constantly going back-and-forth exchanging buckets, and his 49 points tonight were the most an opposing player has scored vs. Brooklyn this season. NBCSportsEDGE.com May 2, 3:20 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl is resting Sunday
    Jakob Poeltl is out for rest on Sunday vs. Philly. 

    Advice: It's the front end of a back-to-back so Poeltl should return to the lineup on Monday vs. the Jazz. The last time Poeltl missed a game, Drew Eubanks started and played 27 minutes with 13 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Gorgui Dieng picked up 20 minutes as the backup center in that one.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 2, 1:35 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan is resting on Sunday
    DeMar DeRozan will rest on Sunday vs. the 76ers. 

    Advice: It's a Popovich classic on the front end of a back-to-back -- Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl are out as well. Lonnie Walker has been on fire for the last two games and will be a popular stream this evening.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 2, 1:33 pm
  • Giannis (ankle) returning to the lineup Sunday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle) will return to the lineup on Sunday vs. Brooklyn. 

    Advice: This was the expectation with Giannis carrying a probable tag into this afternoon. With Giannis back, Bobby Portis goes from a must-start fantasy player to a late-round streamer, at best.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 2, 10:36 am
  • Lonzo Ball scores career-high 33 with 8 triples
    Lonzo Ball hit 10-of-21 shots and tied his career high with eight 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 33 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in Saturday's 140-136 overtime win over the Timberwolves. 

    Advice: Ball joins Ryan Anderson as the only other Pelican to hit eight 3-pointers in multiple games. Ball is absolutely cooking with grease right now and if your fantasy team survived when Ball missed the second half of March with his hip injury, he just might be carrying it right now. He'll look to keep it going against the Warriors on Monday.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 1, 7:58 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis goes absolutely nuts in return
    Domantas Sabonis (back) was not on this planet in his return to action on Saturday, triple-doubling with 26 points, 19 rebounds, 14 assists, a steal and two triples in 30 minutes. 

    Advice: He had his triple-double by halftime and sat at 22-11-11 before the third even started - he became the first player in the last 25 seasons to reach a 20-point triple-double by the halfway mark. We’ve learned this season that Sabonis’ ceiling is ridiculous, but he reached heights in this one that not even his biggest fans could have expected. The Pacers missed him in a big way, and he led them to an extremely dominant 152-95 win as well. Welcome back, Domas. NBCSportsEDGE.com May 1, 7:19 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (back) available to play Saturday
    Domantas Sabonis (sore lower back) will play in Saturday's game against the Thunder. 

    Advice: Sabonis will make his return after missing nearly two weeks due to the sore lower back. He should slot right back into the starting lineup, with JaKarr Sampson being the player most likely to move to the bench. Sampson wasn't all that valuable to begin with, so that won't have much of an impact as far as fantasy is concerned. Oshae Brissett's value stands to take a hit, but with Myles Turner still sidelined, those who have him rostered may want to hold off on dropping Brissett for the time being.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 1, 4:30 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis may return on Saturday
    Domantas Sabonis, who has missed six straight games with a back injury, might be ready to return on Saturday. 

    Advice: He's a game-time decision but it sounds like there's a decent chance he'll play tonight. JaKarr Sampson is still out with a concussion, so Oshae Brissett should still get some run tonight, even if Sabonis is back. But Brissett would likely take somewhat of a hit if Sabonis is a go.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 1, 3:41 pm
  • Donte Divincenzo active on Sunday
    Donte DiVincenzo is not on the injury report prior to Sunday's game against the Nets. 

    Advice: He was held out of Friday's game with a toe injury but it was probably more of a rest situation.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 1, 2:51 pm
  • Giannia Antetokounmpo (ankle) probable Sunday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Giannis hurt his already-sprained ankle on Thursday, and it's promising that he may be able to give this one a shot in a battle of two of the best teams in the East. If he decides to take this one off, however, look for Bobby Portis as an option for an almost sure double-double.  NBCSportsEDGE.com May 1, 2:43 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan generous w/ career-high 14 dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and tied his career high with 14 assists on Friday, adding five rebounds and two steals in a losing effort vs. Boston.

    Advice: DeRozan shot 7-of-21 from the field but he made up for that inefficiency by living at the line, making 16-of-19 freebies tonight. He also committed just two turnovers despite having the ball in his hands a ton across 42 minutes of action. The Spurs aren't messing around as they try to improve on their No. 9 seed, which makes DeRozan a safe play even in the midst of silly season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 7:53 pm
  • Dillon Brooks scores 20 points vs. ORL
    Dillon Brooks dropped 20 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 33 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies came into tonight on a 2-4 run over their previous six games, but bounced back nicely tonight and get another rematch vs. Orlando on Saturday. "If you look at the two [games] before these last two, we played extremely well," coach Taylor Jenkins said Wednesday. "These aren't reflective of what we've been able to accomplish this season. We're in a great spot, 31-30. If anyone is raising alarms, or concerns, I don't know what y'all are watching." With the Grizzlies sitting in 8th in the West, we can expect strong finishes from all the key rotation players in Memphis. NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 7:11 pm
  • Collin Sexton scores 22 points in return
    Collin Sexton (concussion)  returned from a three-game absence vs. the Wizards on Friday to score 22 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one triple in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Sexton picked up right where he left off which is no surprise for the rising fantasy star who is on pace for 6th-round value in 8-category leagues (no turnovers). He hit his 300th career three-pointer tonight too, becoming the second quickest Cavalier to reach that mark in 198 games -- Kyrie Irving is the franchise leader (177 games). The Cavaliers aren’t mathematically out of the playoffs but it’s a pipe dream at this point, but hopefully Sexton isn’t reeled in too much for those fantasy managers brave enough to play this deep into the season NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 7:07 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (back) questionable Saturday
    Domantas Sabonis (sore lower back) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. OKC.

    Advice: Sabonis has missed six straight games but he's been doing contact work and appears to be on the verge of a return. If he plays Saturday it could dent Oshae Brissett's upside, though minutes are still available without Myles Turner (foot). And if he sits out again, Sabonis could return vs. the Wizards in D.C. on Monday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 5:34 pm
  • Collin Sexton (concussion) good to go Friday
    Collin Sexton (concussion) will start Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He's back from a three-game absence with no word of any restrictions, and his return sends Cedi Osman back to the bench. The Cavaliers have nothing to play for, but their lack of depth behind Sexton means he could potentially have a stable workload the rest of the way.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 2:54 pm
  • Donte DiVincenzo (toe) ruled out for Friday
    Donte DiVincenzo (right great toe) will not play on Friday vs. the Bulls. 

    Advice: Donte was on the injury report for Achilles soreness on Thursday and played pretty poorly, so this sounds like an excuse to rest him on the second leg of the back-to-back as the Bucks often do. Look for Bryn Forbes to step up again after a really strong showing Thursday, but he's still a low-end streamer for those in need of 3-pointers.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 2:41 pm
  • Sexton (concussion) goes through shootaround
    Collin Sexton (concussion) went through Friday's shootaround, but he remains questionable to play vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Sexton still needs to clear one more step in the concussion protocol testing, but him getting through shootaround is an encouraging sign. He's likely going to be a game-time call tonight, but if he is able to get back out there, Cedi Osman would likely head back to the second unit and Isaac Okoro's usage would dip. Check back for another update closer to tip-off. NBCSportsEDGE.com Apr 30, 9:42 am
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